Thursday, April 14, 2005

What? Another new project?

I swatched on Friday for a toddler sweater for my goddaughter who is outgrowing this cute little green cardigan I knit her two years ago. I'm going to make Cotton Candy from the Rowan Babies book of designs by Kim Hargraves. I am not sure why this denim cardigan pictured in light blue and ecru is called Cotton Candy. Don't you associate cotton candy with pink? I'll have to think of a new name for it. The floor is open for nominations.

For swatching, I used some of dark blue Rowan Denim from Bill's (yes, unfinished, thanks for asking) OXO Gansey and got gauge perfectly on the suggested needles the first time. A sign from God, as the Blues Brothers would say. Here's the swatch, before washing:


Thanks to the shrinking properties of Rowan Denim, the stitches will tighten and pack in a bit more when this is washed. After swatching, I decided I don't like the dark blue/ecru as much as the lighter blue/ecru, so I got MORE YARN at The Websters in Ashland to make the sweater Just Like The Picture (boring, I know, but it's so cute!)

I think Cotton Candy and a new pair of Lorna's Laces socks will be my travelling knitting when I go birding in Texas next week. I have other news on the finishing front, which will wait for tomorrow so I can show pictures of Cindy, Bias Betty, and the DSBJ in their completed forms! I'm so excited, I can barely stand it!


Blogger Abigail said...

Maybe it was pink and white originally and they never changed the name? Cotton candy does come in blue, though.

But you're right, it is adorable. :)

April 14, 2005 7:53 PM  
Blogger Wiz Knitter said...

You could call it Baby Blue, or something like that! Agreed, it's cuter in the light blue and more feminine.

Wow, sounds like you got a ton of things finished! I am looking forward to a good knitting weekend, so hopefully I'll have photos to share, too.

April 15, 2005 10:09 AM  

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